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What Causes White Spots on Teeth? (5 EASY AND AWESOME FACTS)

What causes white spots on teeth after braces?  For most people, braces are the ideal way to get a better smile. However, some people end up getting disappointed by the results of their orthodontic braces because they notice unsightly spots after the brackets are removed. These spots can be a little unpleasant to look at, but you should not let them stop you from deciding to get braces. The reality is that they are entirely preventable even if you are wearing orthodontic braces. Keep reading to find out all about the underlying cause of white spots and learn how you can protect your teeth from them. Let’s get reading.

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The Importance of Wearing Retainers after Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is an incredibly vital part of feeling and looking your best. Because most people see your smile the first time that they look at you, it is important that you work with an orthodontist to have orthodontic work done at your own convenience. Whether you are the one having the work done or you are taking your child in for braces, the aftercare of orthodontic work is often just as important as going for the work itself. If you avoid the aftercare, you will find that your teeth begin to shift and you need more orthodontic work and braces to correct the situation.

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Mail-Order Orthodontics and Danger (5 REASONS TO AVOID THEM)

Mail-order orthodontics is a relatively new type of orthodontic treatment that is available online. Many companies offer these braces to people who have problems such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, gaps, and other issues.  However, these braces fall short in several areas. It’s always best to see an orthodontist up close and in the office. Here’s a little bit more information about the mail-order orthodontics. In this post, we’ll show you all the facts on mail-order orthodontics and why they fall short. Let’s get cracking.

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray? | 7 SUPER FACTS

X-rays. Parents accompanying their children to the orthodontist for the first time may have some questions about the need to take X-rays. Didn’t the dentist who referred you for orthodontia X-ray your child’s teeth before you got here? Why is it necessary to take an additional set taken? What can the orthodontist see that a dentist can’t? In this post, we’ll answer the question – Why does the orthodontist need to X-ray? Let’s get cracking.

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How to Deal with Orthodontic Emergencies | 5 AMAZING TIPS

Orthodontic emergencies. How to deal with orthodontic emergencies. No matter which orthodontic appliance you or your child is using, there are many components to the appliance that can malfunction in some way during your treatment. While issues created by these parts are rare, you should know more about how to deal with them, if ever they occur to you. If ever you do experience one of these issues, do what you can to mitigate the problem and then take a visit to your orthodontist to make sure that your braces or Invisalign solution is operating as intended. In this post, we’ll take you through how to deal with orthodontic emergencies properly. Let’s get cracking.

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Braces Color Wheel | Find The Best Color For You

Getting braces is a huge milestone moment for older kids and teens who can finally enjoy the happiness that comes with having a beautiful smile. While there are several types of options that are available for teeth straightening today, traditional metal braces are still one of the most popular styles that we use in our office. Not only can these braces correct major gaps and bite issues, but they also give kids a chance to make wearing them fun. Since these braces require special rubber bands, you can play around with different colors to create fun and unique styles. Now that you are ready to give these a try, you can use these strategies to figure out how to choose the best color for your teeth.

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Does Age Really Matter? (When Getting Braces) 5 Answers

Many adults are unhappy with their teeth and getting braces. With age, teeth often become more crowded or crooked. In addition, some problems with bite and alignment become apparent when they begin to cause pain or tooth damage. Some adults did not grow up in families that could afford high-quality dentistry or orthodontics and thus are interested in straightening their teeth at a later age. Does age affect the success of braces? The answer is complicated. While there is an ideal age for orthodontic work, most adults can successfully straighten their teeth.

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(7 REASONS) Braces for Adults are Worth the Trouble

When you think of braces, you probably picture a kid or teen wearing metal appliances and going to school. It’s often thought that after you’re out of your teens, the thought of getting braces is absurd and shouldn’t be considered.

Thankfully, there is a growing trend of individuals who are choosing to get braces well into their adult years. If you’ve ever wondered, “Is it still worth it to have braces as an adult?”, you’ll want to consider all of the benefits that will come from working with an orthodontist and having this work done. Braces for adults are here to stay.

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What are Lingual Braces?

Surprisingly, of the more than four million people in the U.S. wearing various types of braces, 25 percent of these individuals are adults. This is according to the insurance company, Humana. Lingual braces are said to be the least conspicuous orthodontic braces available to children and adults seeking to improve their smile with dental appliances. Although this choice of braces does not usually get the spotlight it deserves, it can be as effective as traditional metal braces, tooth-colored or ceramic braces, and Invisalign.

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Are You Too Old for Orthodontic Braces?

You’ve guided your children through braces and various types of dental appointments and you’ve seen the change in their appearance. Now you’re wondering, “Does age matter for braces?”. Seeing these children turn into adults and still have their beautiful straight smile might keep you wondering, “Are above 50 years old too old for orthodontic braces?”

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